Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Other Home Depot Kids Kits

I recently posted about completing the Castle Bank at Home Depot. I thought I would share the other kits that we have completed so far at Home Depot. My kids look forward to going each month and seeing what they get to make next.

Our first project was a bi-plane. Getting the vertical pieces between the two wings in was tricky. We brought our planes home and painted them. The kids occasionally take these down from their shelf and play with them.

Mika wanted help painting her plane. She's a perfectionist like her mother. So I went in after her and made sure everything was covered and cleaned up the white parts.

We painted the top wing white and then added scrapbooking stickers before we painted the plane pink. After the plane was dry we removed the stickers to reveal white lettering. My daugher never knew you could do this so it became a learning experience for her.

This is my son's plane. He loves it just the way it is.

This is the art caddy. See the little holes on the sides? They each hold a crayon. We decided to use them as toolboxes instead; they hold our tools for Home Depot (a small hammer, a multi-tip screwdriver, a pair of needle-nosed pliers, a tape measure, and extra finishing nails. I need to add a small bottle of wood glue to them. The first Saturday of each month, the kids don their Home Depot aprons, grab their toolboxes, and out we go.

These fire truck banks are pretty cool. They have a covered hole on the bottom to let the money out and the ladders are removable.

Some day I'll pull out the paints so that the kids can catch up on painting their projects.

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3 Comments:

Mika said...

It is fun making these. My favorite was the plane.



P.S. Other people should try it. :-)

Mo said...

Those look great! I'm hoping to be able to take my girls, but as it falls on The Ex's weekend, I have to ask him. Hopefully it will work itself out :)

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

I really want to do this! Lowe's offers workshops, too. I just can't ever drag myself out of the house that early on a Saturday. Poor excuse, I know. I wonder if they'd set up a week day class for homeschoolers, hmmmm.